About ISU Extension and Outreach: Decatur County
Decatur County Extension is your local front door to Iowa State University. We bring the resources of Iowa State University Extension and the Land Grant System to our residents.
Our County Stakeholder Reports (in PDF format) give examples of partnerships we have utilized and programs we have delivered in the past to help Decatur County Iowans become their best.
Members of our County Extension Council (sidebar at the right) are publicly elected officials whose responsibility it is to provide for the local county Extension office, its maintenance and staffing, and work in a partnership relationship with ISU Extension to provide programming which helps meet the needs, and address issues and concerns of local citizens.
Please take some time to look through our site and check out the links and learn how ISU Extension programs can serve you. If there are still items you cannot find or you have questions, feel free to call or e-mail us at the county office.
The Decatur County Extension Council, county staff and ISU Extension and Outreach staff work together to provide research-based learning opportunities for our citizens. Through this partnership, we carry Iowa State University’s land-grant mission across Decatur County.
Our 2011 Points of Pride tells how we act on that commitment.
Decatur County programs are fulfilling that commitment:
- Becoming a scientist or engineer is not easy, but Iowa teens are getting hands-on experience.
- In only seven weeks, a child can learn how to stay away from alcohol and drugs.
- Starting conversations that lead to farm business transitionsfrom one generation to the next is hard – we help get them started.
- Schools and restaurants are trained to safely prepare nutritious foods.
- Families are learninghow to prepare healthy, economical meals.
- Foods grown and marketed locally boost the local economy and fulfill consumer demands
- Our communities are more sustainable.
- Businesses get individualized supportthey need to grow.
- Farmers depend on us for the latest crop production research.
We can anticipate trends, build relationships, and catalyze opportunities because we are part of the ongoing life of our communities, committed to healthy people, healthy environments, and healthy economies.
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